Vampire Hunter D: The Stuff of Dreams #BookReview #Paranormal #Steampunk


TheStuffofDreamsIn a world where even the smallest and most remote village is being terrorized by the monsters that stalk the night, there is a hamlet, prosperous and peaceful, where mortals and vampires have lived in harmony for years. It is there that seventeen-year-old Sheavil Schmidt has slept, neither waking nor aging, for thirty years since first receiving the vampire’s immortal kiss. The mysterious Vampire Hunter D is lured to the tranquil oasis by recurrent dreams of the beautiful, undying girl bathed in an eerie blue light and dancing in a ghostly chateau.

I’m a HUGE Vampire Hunter D fan, and I love the whole series. However… I feel this one lacked the energy I’m accustomed to. Ugh, it sucked to type that. 😦 Sorry Mr. Kikuchi! *bows*

In this novel, D was still as sexy and mysterious as ever. The main heroine, Nan, was of course smitten by him. What re-blooded woman wouldn’t be smitten by the devilish dhampir? The pace was a bit long-winded, which is not a big problem since it flows nicely with Mr. Kikuchi’s writing style.

Because this story is wrapped around a dream within a dream, certain parts were difficult to follow, but once I caught on, I was engaged.

After she was attacked by a noble, a young girl finds herself suspended in an eternal sleep and trapped within a dream. As a result, she lures others into the dream and the only one who can rescue her is Vampire Hunter D. Only problem is, once she pulls him into the fantasy created in her mind, he can’t escape until he does the one thing she desires.

I enjoyed the premise, even though it dragged along a bit.

I’m excited to read the next installment in the series.

Vote For Me PLEASE! #ASMSG #NOV #InterracialRomance #ParanormalRomance #IAN1

SilentScreams2Earlier this week I was gifted with a glorious ★★★★★ review from Brandi at the Talent Cave Reviews for SILENT SCREAMS ~ the first book in Dragon Queen Series.

Thank you for the review, Brandi! I’m so glad you loved it. 😀

This morning I received an email from the Talent Cave Reviews stating that SILENT SCREAMS is nominated for book of the year. WOW! Book of the year? OMG!

That made me so very happy! Being nominated is an honor in itself.

Now I’m trying to win, baby!

Want to help me win?

If you haven’t already, please, please, PLEASE swing by and vote for Silent Screams! I will love you forever, my friends and fellow readers.


Find out what the all the buzz is about and get your first taste of The Dragon Queen Series.




Thank you and have a fabulous weekend!


Bitten by #ParanormalRomance Book Review on Silent Screams #InterracialRomance

SilentScreams2This month is full of awesomeness because I have yet another great review to share with you guys. This one was written by Emi Lia at Bitten by Paranormal Romance Book Reviews for the first book in The Dragon Queen Series, SILENT SCREAMS.

This review brought smile to my face that cannot be wiped away. My favorite line is this:

“I’m a little torn on which one I like best between Demetri and his brother Maurisio, but almost every single male character is sexy as hell and absolutely delicious.”

*giggle* You’re not alone, Emi. I find myself torn as well.

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! 😀 I hope you love the next installment just as much, if not more. 😉

CLICK HERE to read the full review for SILENT SCREAMS (Bitten by Paranormal Romance)

Salacious Reads Book Review on Shadows & Dust #Gothic #UrbanFantasy

ShadowsnDust2This was another review that was a pleasure to read. 🙂 It delights me to create tales that the reader can relate to and love.

“Now when this author tells you this story is not for the faint of heart, it isn’t. This is a very graphic novella. As far as the story itself goes, like I said…I love it. I enjoy reading strong independent female characters and Havoc was no exception…”

CLICK HERE to read the full review

Also… check out the review on Silent Screams, Book 1 of the Dragon Queen Series.SilentScreams2

“I really didn’t know what to expect when I powered up my NOOK and started reading this book. But, let me tell you it’s a story that will leave you very very excited and wanting to hurry up and grab the 2nd book…because that’s exactly what I did.”

Salacious Reads Book Review on Silent Screams

Crazy and Effin’ Insane 101 #BookReview

CleanUpWomanWhen Karma Jolley spots the man of her dreams, she sets in motion to have him. The fact that he’s married really isn’t a factor at all. What Karma wants, Karma gets, even if she has to get blood on her hands. Never since the beginning of time has anyone had to deal with so much trash, all brought by The CleanUp Woman.

It’s difficult to sit back and read a book when I’m writing all the time, but I do it when I can. I’ll read articles, blog posts and books for about an hour and half and then get back to my writing.

Well, The CleanUp Woman by Alisha Yvonne kept my eyes glued to my e-reader for more than the allotted time. In short, this book was difficult to put down.

I will admit, it’s incredibly predictable. I’ve seen the movie several times with different characters, different scenes and different titles. You know the tale. There’s a woman who seems sane, when in reality she’s not. She becomes obsessed with a man, sometimes woman, and then her true colors come out. She goes out of her way to have him, whether he wants her or not. This woman, who is severely touched in the head, will remove anyone from his life that interferes with the relationship she has constructed in her mind.

In this book, Karma Jolley was the seemingly sane woman, but she was the star pupil in that class. You know the class. Crazy and effin’ insane 101.

Now, just because I knew what was going to happen before it happened didn’t make the read any less enjoyable.


I couldn’t help but feel sorry for poor Colby “Cole”. It seemed like this guy couldn’t catch a break. First, his wife repeatedly accused him of being unfaithful, when he was nothing but true to her and their marriage. Then, he lost his wife when a couple of thugs pulled up on them and shot her in cold blood. Afterwards, he became the number one suspect of the crime. It’s always the husband, right?

This tragedy turned his life upside down. He loved his wife dearly, so it was difficult to move on without her.

Cole and his wife had 2 children. He worked a demanding job, and needed help with them.

So, he hired Karma Jolley.

Mind you, he hired her without checking her background or getting referrals. That’s when I stopped feeling sorry for Cole. I found myself talking to the e-reader, which earned me an arched brow from my husband. “Seriously, dude? You couldn’t take a moment out of your busy day to check that woman’s credentials before leaving her alone with your children?” That was a bonehead move if I ever seen one, but there wouldn’t have been a story worth reading if he did what he was supposed to do. 😉

Slowly, but surely Karma charmed her way into his and his kids’ lives. The girl had all the gifts of a perfect homemaker. She could cook, she could clean and she was good with the children. She made Cole’s life much easier, which was her plan. She wanted Cole to see her as a wife replacement.

Although, he thought she was beautiful and appreciated all the help she’d given him with the kids, he couldn’t get over his wife. Understandable. But not to Karma.

And that’s when the crazy came out.

There were so many times I wanted to choke Cole, but not as many times as I wanted to choke Karma. I became emotionally involved in this story, which doesn’t happen very often. Like I said, I knew what was going to happen, but it still got to me.

Even though, she was indeed crazy, she was very smart and resourceful.

Throughout the story, anyone that came in between she and Cole were either hurt or killed. This girl was determined and she didn’t care who she had to eliminate to get “Cole”, which made this an exciting read.

Now the only part that threw me off was the ending.

Cole’s demeanor didn’t quite fit the scene, considering everything that had happened to him. Sure, he was irritated, but I’d image anyone in this situation would not only be enraged, but vengeful as well. I’m almost sure the person wouldn’t strike up a conversation with a woman who not only had their spouse murdered, she almost killed their son, slaughtered her dog and left him in their house for their kids to see, AND she killed their best friend. It wouldn’t matter how touched in the head she is. As soon as she called their house, she’d either get cursed the hell out to the tenth degree or served up a dial tone.

To add insult to injury, she went back to his house, after she’d done all this! The only thing he did was threaten her. OMG, what? She’s in arm’s reach on his property and he just threatens her?

Sorry, there isn’t that much self-control in the world.

*chuckle* All that aside, this was an entertaining read and I’m glad I scooped it up.

Review: Tale of the Dead Town by Hideyuki Kikuchi

VampireHunterDWhen a floating city becomes the target of a rash of vampire attacks, only one man can restore the oasis. “The City,” a tiny metropolis of a few hundred sheltered citizens floating serenely on a seemingly random course a few feet above the ground, has long been thought safe from the predation of marauding monsters. It seemed like a paradise. A paradise shattered when an invasion of apparent vampires threatens the small haven. While the Vampire Hunter known only as “D” struggles to exterminate the scourge, a former denizen of the city, the attractive Raleigh Knight, and the brash John M. Brassalli Pluto VIII seize control of the city lurching it onto a new and deadly course. D’s travails are just beginning.

**Warning! This review contains spoilers**

D finds himself on a drifting town where there is something sinister happening behind the scenes.

Mr. Kikuchi has taken me on a wild adventure with the dangerously beautiful Vampire Hunter D, yet again. This tale read as a mystery story to me. The characters were colorful, and in my case likable. Even D’s frenemies (friend-enemy) appealed to my better nature.

John M. Brasselli Pluto VIII was my favorite! I knew there was something off about this guy and that he meant harm to the hero of the story, but I still liked him. I think it was his outspoken, bold personality. For example, he outright told D that his appearance aroused him. Of course the way he said it had a vulgar ring to it. But it amused me. Mr. Pluto VIII had a special ability that even caught D by surprise. That surprise lasted all of a few seconds before D kicked his butt. *grin*

Dr. Tsurugi was the only character I didn’t quite get. He seemed incomplete. He was a mystery when the story started and just as much a mystery when the story ended. However, I did like the mention of the characters from the first book. Dear old Dr. Tsurugi fell in love Doris, but she didn’t return his sentiments. Why, you ask? She’s still in love D. Duh! That explains why the doctor detested D in the beginning, but by the end he realized why she loved him.

Okay, back to the story…

I think the dynamics of the storyline is what appealed to me more. Toward the end all kinds of surprises were brought about. Like the mayor being an android… Never saw that coming. But what was more interesting is his goal for the town, which of course ended in disaster. In some twisted way he had good intentions.

I can’t say this is one of my favorite tales from Mr. Kikuchi, but was an enjoyable read still the same. Looking forward to volume 5.

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